Below is the daily Bible reading I am doing for the West Side Church. Please feel free to follow along.
In today’s reading (Psalms 21 & 22) we see David crying out to God at a time that seems like God is not listening.
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent.”
We see David seeking the help and guidance of God, but for some reason God is not responding and is not providing the answers David seeks. I am sure we can all relate to this time period in David’s life. We have cried out to God, asking him for guidance, help, or many other things, but have not had the response we were looking for.
I recently had some friends whose grandmother passed away. They had been praying for nearly a year that her cancer would leave her. It didn’t, and it seemed the more they prayed the worst it got. The bone cancer recently turned into Leukemia, and then finally into tumors in the brain. This past week their grandma went home to be with God. These girls specific prayers were not answered they way they wanted them to be.
They could have felt like God wasn’t listening. They could have even turned their backs on God. But they didn’t. They continue to put their faith and praise in God. After their grandma past one of the girls posted this on her Facebook page … “My Granny is finally at peace, In Heaven praising her Lord!! No more suffering, just happiness :) Praise God!!!!” These girls knew the lesson that David was learning.
We must remember that God’s plans are bigger than our plans. What we might be praying for may not be what’s best for us. We must remember to continue praising God, because what he works out will be far better than we could ever imagine. I know it might hurt, and might be really tough, but the creator of the universe, the creator of YOU is at work, and he is creating another master piece.